Here's what's making August a happy month for me.
It's a bee barn!
Puzzles and games
While puzzles might be new for us, they fit in quite nicely with an older hobby of ours, which is playing board games. And we finally found someone more obsessed than us! Meet the absolutely awesome Cathy, proprietor of Patina's in Ingersoll, Ontario. It's a gorgeous shop, filled with lovely pottery. But we were thrilled to discover their games section - and Cathy was even more excited to show it off. We finally picked up a board game we had been eyeing for a while, Dominion, and we can't wait to test it out when we go camping.
The down(ward dog) side of public yoga
The City of Ottawa offers free public yoga every Tuesday in the summer (in conjunction with Rama Lotus yoga studio) and I am going faithfully. Not really improving. But I'm going! Ottawa based travelers will also be interested in knowing that there is also free public yoga every Wednesday on Parliament Hill. I tried it out one day with my friend Sandy from Canadian Blog House - you can read her hilarious account of our antics here.
Parks incorporates blueberries into many of their food offerings, like the berry meatloaf and coleslaw (above) and makes delicious jams and condiments - I've been adding a spoonful of their classic blueberry jam into my Greek yogurt every day for breakfast. If you're in southern Ontario, it is well worth the short detour to visit their shop and farm. (A big thanks to the C-K Table team for helping with my visit and to Foodland Ontario for their support and the gifts of jam!)